India US to share military logistics
India and the US agreed ‘in principle’ on a logistics exchange deal to enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and the replenishment of supplies. The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) was the highlight of U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter’s three-day visit to India in April 2016. Both sides agreed to set up a new bilateral Maritime Security Dialogue between officials from their defence and foreign affairs ministries.
LEMOA is a tweaked version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), which facilitates the provision of logistical support, supplies and services between the US military and the armed forces of partner countries on a reimbursable basis.